Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 23, 1937

The Spanish Earth (Contemporary Historians, Inc.). Last winter Writers John Dos Passos, Archibald MacLeish and Ernest Hemingway (see p. 66) decided that one way they might intelligently serve the Spanish Leftists was by producing a film showing the Leftists' version of the origin and progress of the revolution. Finding that little of the source material available in the U. S. could adequately supply them with the dramatic and pictorial qualities they had in mind, Messrs. Dos Passos and MacLeish formed Contemporary Historians, Inc., decided to send their own experts to Spain. There Dutch...

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